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“Tends to concentrate in the testicles”: 360+ atoms of radioactive sulfur per day may have been inhaled by Californians after Fukushima

Where’s That Radioactive Sulfur Now? Possibly In Your Pants, Forbes.com by Jeff McMahon, August 16, 2011:

When the news broke yesterday that a previously unreported type of fallout from Fukushima—radioactive sulfur—had reached the United States in late March, nearly all mainstream media reports made the claim that it poses no threat to the health . . . → Read More: “Tends to concentrate in the testicles”: 360+ atoms of radioactive sulfur per day may have been inhaled by Californians after Fukushima

Hole in Human History: The Great Hiroshima Cover-up — Suppression of nuclear truths stretched over decades (VIDEO)

Hole in Human History: The Great Hiroshima Cover-up — Suppression of nuclear truths stretched over decades (VIDEO)

The Great Hiroshima Cover-up, The Nation, August 3, 2011:

In the weeks following the atomic attacks on Japan sixty-six years ago this week, and then for decades afterward, the United States engaged in airtight suppression of all film shot in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombings. This included vivid color footage shot by U.S. . . . → Read More: Hole in Human History: The Great Hiroshima Cover-up — Suppression of nuclear truths stretched over decades (VIDEO)

Forbes: Biophysicist casts critical light on gov’t assurances that Americans were never at risk from Fukushima fallout — I watched officials attempt to minimize public alarm

Harm from Fukushima Radiation: A Matter Of Perspective, Forbes, July 9, 2011:

A leading biophysicist has cast a critical light on the government’s reassurances that Americans were never at risk from Fukushima fallout, saying “we really don’t know for sure.”

When radioactive fallout from Japan’s nuclear disaster began appearing in the United States this . . . → Read More: Forbes: Biophysicist casts critical light on gov’t assurances that Americans were never at risk from Fukushima fallout — I watched officials attempt to minimize public alarm

New long-term roadmap says removal of melted nuclear fuel may begin in 10 years… “If technology essential for the work has been developed”

Govt., TEPCO draw roadmap to reactor decommission, NHK, July 09, 2011:

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[...] NHK has obtained the mid- and long-term roadmap which was presented when officials from the operator of the Fukushima plant, government officials in charge of nuclear safety, and manufacturers of nuclear reactors met last week. [...]

The work is considered . . . → Read More: New long-term roadmap says removal of melted nuclear fuel may begin in 10 years… “If technology essential for the work has been developed”

Report: Radioactive tritium very close to Los Alamos fire, about half a mile away — Lab would be the last to tell you if there was a serious problem (VIDEO)

Report: Radioactive tritium very close to Los Alamos fire, about half a mile away — Lab would be the last to tell you if there was a serious problem (VIDEO)

Wildfire near Los Alamos triggers air monitoring, AP, June 28, 2011:

[...] The New Mexico Environment Department is monitoring the air for radioactive particles and tritium using low-volume air pumps. [...]

As Obama Quietly Pushes for a Nuclear Weapons Renaissance, Wildfire Threatens Los Alamos Nuclear Lab, Democracy Now, June 28, 2011:

Starts at 4:15 . . . → Read More: Report: Radioactive tritium very close to Los Alamos fire, about half a mile away — Lab would be the last to tell you if there was a serious problem (VIDEO)

Senators demand congressional investigation into safety at US nuke plants — Public concerns heightened after recent news reports

Senators demand congressional probe on nuke safety, Associated Press, June 23, 2011:

Three U.S. senators, alarmed by findings of an Associated Press investigation about aging problems at the nation’s nuclear power plants, asked Thursday for a congressional investigation of safety standards and federal oversight at the facilities.

The request by Democrats Barbara Boxer of . . . → Read More: Senators demand congressional investigation into safety at US nuke plants — Public concerns heightened after recent news reports

AP Investigation: At aging US nuke plants Feds are repeatedly weakening safety standards or simply failing to enforce them

As nuclear plants age, NRC loosens safety regulations, Associated Press By Jeff Donn, June 20, 2011:

Federal regulators have been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation’s aging reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards or simply failing to enforce them, an investigation by the Associated Press . . . → Read More: AP Investigation: At aging US nuke plants Feds are repeatedly weakening safety standards or simply failing to enforce them

Expert thinks US West Coast might see contamination of water and fish by 2013

Transcript for Exclusive Arnie Gundersen Interview: The Dangers of Fukushima Are Worse and Longer-lived Than We Think, Chris Martenson, June 3, 2011:

Arnie Gundersen, nuclear consultant

So eventually though we are going to see top of the food chain animals like tuna and salmon and things like that that have this process bio . . . → Read More: Expert thinks US West Coast might see contamination of water and fish by 2013

Strange: U.S. made “strong request” that radioactive water be dumped in ocean says special adviser to Japan gov’t

Release of radioactive water made at request of U.S.: Cabinet adviser, Kyodo, May 18, 2011:

Japanese playwright Oriza Hirata, who serves as a special adviser to the Cabinet, claimed in a recent lecture given in Seoul that the dumping of low-level radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean followed a “strong request” from the United . . . → Read More: Strange: U.S. made “strong request” that radioactive water be dumped in ocean says special adviser to Japan gov’t

Report: Obama administration urged Japan Prime Minister’s government “to take steps to prevent a further decline in Tepco stock”

The new enervated Tepco, Japan Times (Sentaku Magazine), May 16, 2011:

[...] The steep drop in Tepco’s stock price has already dealt a blow to investment funds in the United States. Nearly 20 percent of its stock is held by non-Japanese investors. This has reportedly led the Obama administration to urge the Kan government . . . → Read More: Report: Obama administration urged Japan Prime Minister’s government “to take steps to prevent a further decline in Tepco stock”

Top DOE official: US “had difficulty grasping what was actually happening” at Fukushima (VIDEO)

Energy Dept: US will help contain Fukushima crisis, NHK, May 13, 2011:

A high-ranking official at the US Energy Department says the United States will continue helping Japan to put the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant under control.

Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman is the US government’s contact for the ongoing accident at the plant. . . . → Read More: Top DOE official: US “had difficulty grasping what was actually happening” at Fukushima (VIDEO)

“It’s Official: Fukushima Was Hit With a Full-Blown Nuclear Meltdown” — Pool of radioactive lava could be melting its way out

It’s Official: Fukushima Was Hit With a Nuclear Meltdown, Sam Biddle for Gizmodo, May 12, 2011:

The flow of bad news (and radiation) out of Fukushima’s reactors has diminished to a trickle over the past several weeks, as rescue work has proceeded. Not today. TEPCO’s admitted for the first time that Fukushima experienced . . . → Read More: “It’s Official: Fukushima Was Hit With a Full-Blown Nuclear Meltdown” — Pool of radioactive lava could be melting its way out

“All of a sudden, people start asking questions about U.S. plants” after NRC Chairman’s recommendation of a 50-mile evacuation zone at Fukushima

NRC Chairman’s ‘Emergency’ Status Irks Leading Senate Republican, New York Times by Hannah Northey, April 29, 2011:

[Robert Duffy, chairman of the political science department at Colorado State University] said [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko's] recommendation to implement a 50-mile evacuation zone may be scrutinized because it raises doubts about the safety of . . . → Read More: “All of a sudden, people start asking questions about U.S. plants” after NRC Chairman’s recommendation of a 50-mile evacuation zone at Fukushima

Confidential U.S. document reveals “new threats” at Fukushima: Risk of explosions inside containment structures… “Likely no water” in No. 1 reactor core — “Could persist indefinitely”

The document was prepared for the NRC’s Reactor Safety Team, which is assisting the Japanese government and TEPCO . . . → Read More: Confidential U.S. document reveals “new threats” at Fukushima: Risk of explosions inside containment structures… “Likely no water” in No. 1 reactor core — “Could persist indefinitely”

EPA: Radioactive isotope levels are increasing in US — “These types of findings are to be expected in the coming days”

March 28, 2011 . . . → Read More: EPA: Radioactive isotope levels are increasing in US — “These types of findings are to be expected in the coming days”